Tuesday BARB UP September 5, 2017

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Hello. And we’re back. Or, me, I’m back. I wasn’t anywhere really; more like, not publishing on a daily schedule. Consider me French for August; out and about, though not here. With school going back into session this week, however, semblance of normality and more importantly, structure also returns. For me, that is. And I’m happy to be writing on a regular schedule; I’ve missed it. I’ve been that way about working out as well; I’m on a hiatus as I pulled a muscle in my back this summer, but wow oh wow am I itching to go back to my elliptical! Please do check out our new beauty series, from Chris Rios and Stacy Conde. And my interview with humbldt’s Chief Science Officer, Samantha Miller. Okay, here’s to our short week, and all the weeks to come.

The Witschy story is at once awesome and sobering.

Female Inmate Firefighters. Real, not porn.

When you have nice feet.

If it takes your doctor–and a warning about your sugar levels–to get you into a fitness routine then so be it.

How to deal with ignorant “when are you having a baby” questions.

Why you get cranky right before you break up with someone.

How to pose for naked pix as if you don’t know.

And now have a laugh with Margaret Cho.


If you’d like to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, here are some organizations to check out.

The Coalition for the Homeless is an umbrella organization coordinating shelters and orgs across the city.
Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group: “Our mission is to strengthen long term recovery by addressing unmet, disaster-related needs of individuals in the community. Membership is open to anyone who supports our misssion and signs our Code of Ethics Agreement.”
Corpus Christi Food Bank: “The Food Bank of Corpus Christi reduces hunger in South Texas through food distribution and nutrition education.”
Galveston County Food Bank: “Lead the fight to end hunger in Galveston County.”
Heart to Heart had a disaster response team and mobile medical unit deploying Friday morning from Kansas City to arrive in Texas ahead of the storm.
Houston Food Bank:”Children, families and seniors in Southeast Texas are in need of food, water and supplies.”
Portlight is a local grassroots organization that provides disaster aid to the disabled specifically: “Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc over the east coast of Texas and isn’t going to let up anytime soon, the Partnership has set up a hotline (800) 626-4959 to refer people with disabilities who may be in the affected areas to locate services and resources they may need.”
Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief units are now pre-positioned in Texas as residents continue to struggle with rain, flooding, and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR): “Families urgently need your help.”
SPCA of Texas: “As the organization prepares to deploy disaster response efforts in North Texas to assist the Gulf Coast, support for this effort and for all of our programs and services is critical.”
Texas Diaper Bank : food banks don’t supply diapers, which people desperately need.

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